Dale Steyn dupes Jonny Bairstow: The South African fast bowler cunningly beat the English batsman at the Buffalo Park.
During the first T20I of the ongoing England’s tour of South Africa in East London, veteran South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn duped England batsman Jonny Bairstow (23) with a slower delivery.
It all happened on the third delivery of the third over when Steyn’s unusual release saw the ball going above the eyeline of the batsman. In what gave the initial impression of being a beamer, it ended up being a rank slower delivery reaching the batsman at 117 kmph.
Bairstow, who was facing his first delivery, looked perplexed with Steyn bowling such a slower delivery first up. Having successfully beaten the batsman, Steyn soon exchanged smiles with Bairstow.
Despite remaining on the front foot for most part of the 178-run chase, England failed to go past South Africa fast bowler Lungi Ngidi’s death overs bowling skills as he successfully defended seven runs in the last over.
Having scored 70 (38) with the help of seven fours and three sixes, England opening batsman Jason Roy was their best batsman last night. With bowling figures of 4-0-30-3, Ngidi was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts.
After England captain Eoin Morgan (52) won the toss and invited the Proteas in to bat, South Africa posted 177/8 in 20 overs. Tamba Bavuma, who opened the batting with captain Quinton de Kock (31), top-scored for his team with 43 (27) with the help of five fours.
Dale Steyn dupes Jonny Bairstow
Dale Steyn GUN 😍😎💥🔥 tonight:
1st over: 11 runs
2nd over: 5 runs , W
3rd over: 10 runs
4th over: 7 runs
Overall : 4-0-33-1
His magical slow ball 😯🔥
— TROLL RCB HATERS (@DieHardRCBFans) February 13, 2020
How Twitterati reacted on the match:
— ICC (@ICC) February 12, 2020
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) February 12, 2020
Is that #1 even a surprise? 🙄
Anyway. congratulations, @DaleSteyn62 on becoming 🇿🇦’s leading T20 wicket-taker 👏
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) February 12, 2020
STUNNING STEYN !!
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) February 12, 2020
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